First Thanksgiving: The True Story

What follows is my abridgement of the Thanksgiving story, written with balance and restraint for children by teacher and author Charles M. Larsen, who is descended from several American Indian tribes. If you...

Your Complete Guide to Stop Bullying

We've compiled powerful stories and launched an exciting campaign in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, during which participants such as those pictured above are giving High Fives for Bully-Free...

Labor Day 2014: Why We Celebrate

The first Monday in September, or Labor Day, is a day set aside in honor of “the social and economic achievements of American workers.” For many of us, Labor Day 2014 will simply mean time off from work...

Let’s Give Father’s Day its Due

The buzz around Mother's Day drowns out that of Father's Day by a long shot. As we approach the time of year designated for celebrating the role dads play in children's lives, I began to wonder why that is....

Memorial Day Lessons for Kids

For many students, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer fun, pools opening and an extra day off from school. Why not set aside some of that time as an opportunity to teach the true meaning of the...

15 of the Best Star Wars Quotes

Among Star Wars fans, May 4th is known as Star Wars Day, an unofficial holiday in honor of the classic series of movies. Since the first film wowed audiences in 1977, the Star Wars series...

Military Children Make a Difference

April is the Month of the Military Child and has been “set aside to honor and celebrate the significance and resilience of military children and youth” as their parent or parents serve our nation. The...

Insta-Thanks for Great Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 5. K12, the leader in providing online education for thousands of students, is gearing up now for this special time to honor and thank great teachers and educators for all...